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‘The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructor and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training package combines both qualifications you need to work successfully as a qualified Personal Trainer. Completing both courses will enable you to induct clients safely and effectively onto gym equipment and plan and devise programs using advanced training methods.
Due to an element of the course being delivered via Zoom, we ask all learners have a good stable internet connection, and use of a PC, Laptop or Tablet with webcam.’

Prices from: £1640.00

0% payment plan options available, see below for more details.

It is mandatory that you attend the level 2 course before the level 3, and all course dates are mandatory.

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      May Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd, Wednesday the 8th, and Thursday the 9th (Online). May 16th (Online Theory Assessment), Assessment Dates: May 22nd and 23rd Perth GYM0241AX (Online)
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      June 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th (Online), June 15th (Online Theory Assessment), Assessment Dates: June 22nd and 23rd in Aberdeen GYM0242X (Online)
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      October 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th (Online), October 19th (Online Theory Assessment), Assessment Dates: October 26th and 27th in Inverness GYM0242X (Online)
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      Cumbernauld (GYM 0241) Delivery dates: 6th, 7th (Online), 12th, 13th and 14th (Face to Face) of April 2024. Online Theory Assessment Date: 20th of April 2024. Assessment Dates: 27th and 28th of April 2024
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      Cumbernauld (GYM 0245) Delivery dates: 7th, 8th (Online), 13th, 14th, and 15th (Face to Face) of December 2024. Online Theory Assessment Date: 4th of January 2025. Assessment Dates: 11th and 12th of January 2025.
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      PT0223X (ONLINE) Online Delivery: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th 20th and 21st of April 2024. Online Theory Assessment: 11th of May 2024. Face to Face Practical Assessments: 18th and 19th of May 2024. Location of Practical Assessments: Perth
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      PT0225X (ONLINE) Online Delivery: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of August 2024. Online Theory Assessment: 7th of September 2024. Face to Face Practical Assessments: 14th and 15th of September 2024. Location of Practical Assessments: Aberdeen
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      PT0227X (ONLINE) Online Delivery: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of December 2024. Online Theory Assessment: 11th of January 2025. Face to Face Practical Assessments: 18th and 19th of January 2025. Location of Practical Assessments: Inverness
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      Irvine (PT 0223A) Delivery dates: 4th, 5th (Online), 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th ( Face to Face) of May 2024. Online Theory Assessment Date: 8th of June 2024. Practical Assessment dates: 15th and 16th of June 2024.
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      Cumbernauld (PT 0224) Delivery dates: 1st, 2nd (Online), 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th ( Face to Face) of June 2024. Online Theory Assessment Date: 6th of July 2024. Practical Assessment dates: 13th and 14th of July 2024.
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      Livingston (PT 0226) Delivery dates: 5th, 6th (Online), 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th ( Face to Face) of October 2024. Online Theory Assessment Date: 9th of November 2024. Practical Assessment dates: 16th and 17th of November 2024.
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Online Gym

  • Home Study

    Once the candidate completes the application process they will get access to resources to help them prepare for the course and their assessments.

    Videos–Candidates will get access to all practical videos of demonstrations and correct techniques for Mobility exercises, Cardiovascular machines, Pre and post stretches, resistance machines, free weights, body weight exercises and functional exercises.

    Mock theory paper– Candidates will complete an online mock paper to help with revision

    Course work required before the course commences – There are worksheets that are required to be completed before the course starts. Candidates will receive guidance on this when booking.

  • Delivery

    Candidates will study some of the course through home study as well as four days of face to face delivery through an online platform ZOOM. See below the course structure:

    Day 1 Online Delivery

    Introduction/Day to Day structure

    Assessment requirement/ LAP and folder discussion

    Health and safety of facilities

    Collecting information/fitness testing – demo’s/Behavioural changes/Stage of change/SMART goals and goal setting

    Consultation practice

    Day 2 Online Delivery

    Importance of healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, and hydration

    Understanding how to plan and instruct gym-based exercise

    Cardiovascular methods, demo’s/videos, intensities, RPE, Heart Rate and pulse raising

    Pre stretch static/dynamic – videos

    Resistance methods – Resistance Machines, free weights

    Spotting

    Day 3 Online Delivery

    Body weight exercises

    Functional exercises

    Cool down and flexibility

    Consultation Observation Assessment – client complete programme

    Instructing safe and effective gym-based exercise/Teaching sequence

    Monitoring the safety and intensity of the exercise

    Adapting exercise to accommodate different client needs

    Day 4 Online Delivery

    Discussion of group training assessment

    How to plan home based programming 1-1 sessions and group fitness classes

    Home based training considerations

    Practicalities Insurance, Parq and use of technology for supporting clients and safeguarding yourself

    Programme card for group assessment

  • Assessments

    Online Theory
    The theory assessment is completed Online, the assessment is multiple-choice, there are 50 questions and the allocated time to complete it is 1 hour and 45 mins. The pass mark is 35/50.
    A date is set for each course.

    Worksheets and Assignments
    Throughout the online delivery course candidates will be set coursework/assignments, worksheets etc and will be marked by their course tutor.

    Practical Assessment (Face to Face at a venue)
    All practical assessments need to be assessed in person at one of our locations. When booking each course has an allocated location.

    There are two practical assessments and an evaluation:

    Modular summative observation

    Summative observed session

    Session self- evaluation

    Other assessment options are available. Please contact the office for more information on [email protected] or 0141 250 7772.

  • Course Dates

    Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

    GYM0241AX (ONLINE)
    Online delivery: Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd, Wednesday the 8th, and Thursday the 9th of May 2024
    Online Theory Assessment: 16th of May 2024
    Assessment Date: 22nd and 23rd of May 2024 in Perth

    GYM0242X (ONLINE)
    Online delivery: 1st, 2nd 8th and 9th of June 2024
    Online Theory Assessment: 15th of June 2024
    Assessment Date: 22nd and 23rd of June 2024 in Aberdeen

    GYM0244X (ONLINE)
    Online delivery: 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th of October 2024
    Online Theory Assessment: 19th of October 2024
    Assessment Date: 26th and 27th of October 2024 in Inverness

  • Entry Requirements

    Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

    The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

    There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

    Due to the course being delivered via Zoom, we ask all learners have a good stable internet connection, and use of a PC, Laptop or Tablet with webcam.

  • Certification

    On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing e-certificates. Active IQ are no longer offering hard copy certificates.

  • Progression Routes

    This qualification provides progression to the following qualifications:

    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition.
    Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits.
    Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health.

Blended Learning Gym

  • Home Study

    Once the candidate completes the application process, they will get access to resources to help them prepare for the course and their assessments.

    Resources:

    Manual– Candidates will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections prior to the delivery of the course. The manual has end of section questions after each section, this helps the candidate check what knowledge they have retained and areas they may need to focus on.

    Videos–Candidates will get access to all practical videos of demonstrations and correct techniques for mobility exercises, cardiovascular machines, pre and post stretches, resistance machines, free weights, body weight exercises and functional exercises.

    Mock theory paper– Candidates will complete an online mock paper to help with revision

    Course work required before the course commences – There are worksheets that are required to be completed before the course starts. Candidates will receive guidance on this when booking.

  • Delivery

    The practical element of the course is delivered over the five days where the following elements will be covered. (This may vary).

    Day 1- Introduction, Day to Day structure and Assessment requirements Health and Safety of facility, Customer Care, Gathering Information, Consultation, SMART goals, and Fitness Testing.

    Day 2- Completion of Consultation Observation, Introduction to CV machines, Mobility, Pulse Raiser, Stretches, Training Zones and Planning CV Training.

    Day 3- CV Practice (Mobility, Pulse Raiser, Stretches and Main CV), Introduction and Practice of Resistance machines, Free weights, Functional and Body Weight exercises. Plan Group Programme.

    Day 4- Practise 1-1 programme, Completion of Session evaluation questions, Cool Down and Post stretches, Cool Down and Post stretches

    Day 5- All day – Group Induction practical Assessments

    *Homework tasks will be given out after each day of delivery

  • Assessments

    Candidates are assessed throughout the course by written questions and practical continuous assessment. The final assessments normally take place two weeks after the last day of the course, and they consist of:

    Online Theory paper – The theory assessment is completed Online, the assessment is multiple-choice, there are 50 questions and the allocated time to complete it is 1 hour and 45 mins. The pass mark is 35/50.
    A date is set for each course.

    Principles of anatomy, physiology, and fitness

    Practical Assessment:

    Within the course delivery days candidates will be assessed working in a small group delivering a range of exercises.

    A practical day will be set so that the candidate can complete their summative assessment. From a planned programme that is devised by the candidate on the course, the candidate will induct a client safely and effectively onto a range of equipment. Afterwards they will evaluate the session.

  • Course Dates

    Certificate in Gym Instructing

    2023 New delivery structure
    This course will be delivered in a blended learning format; there will be two days online (Saturday and Sunday) and then three days face-to-face on the following weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at a venue.

    Location: Cumbernauld
    Course Code: GYM 0241
    Delivery dates: 6th, 7th (Online), 12th, 13th and 14th (Face to Face) of April 2024.
    Online Theory Assessment Date: 20th of April 2024.
    Assessment Dates: 27th and 28th of April 2024.

    Location: Livingston
    Course Code: GYM 0243
    Delivery dates: 3rd, 4th of August (Online), 9th, 10th and 11th (Face to Face) of August 2024.
    Online Theory Assessment Date: 17th of August 2024.
    Assessment Dates: 24th and 25th of August 2024.

    Location: Cumbernauld
    Course Code: GYM 0245
    Delivery dates: 7th, 8th (Online), 13th, 14th, and 15th (Face to Face) of December 2024.
    Online Theory Assessment Date: 4th of January 2025.
    Assessment Dates: 11th and 12th of January 2025.

  • Entry Requirements

    Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

    The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

    There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

    Due to an element of the course being delivered via Zoom, we ask all learners have a good stable internet connection, and use of a PC, Laptop or Tablet with webcam.

  • Certification

    On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing e-certificate. Active IQ are no longer offering hard copy certificates.

  • Progression Routes

    This qualification provides progression to the following qualifications:

    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition.
    Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits.
    Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health.

Online PT

  • Home Study

    Candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections of the manual before attending the course. The sections of the manual include:

    Applied anatomy, physiology for exercise, health and fitness
    The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
    Lifestyle, health wellbeing and common medical conditions
    Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
    Programme design and delivering for personal training
    Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

  • Delivery

    Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

    Day 1 – Online Delivery

    Consultation Assessment

    Muscle Fibre

    Nutrition for exercise, how to fuel our bodies for various different types.

    Creating a positive environment

    Day 2 – Online Delivery

    Behaviours and habits & SMART Goals

    Breaking down barriers to exercise

    Behaviour & lifestyle change

    Client consultation practical

    Day 3 – Online Delivery

    Physiological measurement Lecture

    Fitness Testing Lecture

    Medical Condition Lecture

    Alternative environments & Special Populations Lecture

    Day 4 – Online Delivery

    Nutrition Mock Paper

    CV & RM methods lecture

    Core Stability & stretching

    Legal & professional requirements of Personal Training

    Health and Safety

    Business Plan

    Day 5 – Online Delivery

    Programming & Periodisation

    Risk Stratification Lecture

    Periodisation & Exercise Plan

    Client Consultation

    Day 6 – Online Delivery

    A & P mock paper review

    Business Planning lectures

    Set Business Assignments

  • Assessments

    Online Theory
    The theory assessments are completed Online, the assessments are multiple-choice, there are two theory papers:
    1. Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health (pass mark 28/40)
    2. Applying the principles of Nutrition to a physical activity programme (pass mark 28/40)

    A theory date is set for each course.

    Worksheets and Assignments
    Throughout the course candidates will be set coursework/assignments, worksheets etc and will be marked by their course tutor.

    Practical Assessment (Face to Face at a venue)

    All practical assessments need to be assessed in person at one of our locations. When booking, each course has an allocated location.
    There are two practical assessments and an evaluation:
    • Practical assessment of training techniques
    • Practical assessment of a personal training session
    • Completion of a self-evaluation

    Other assessment options are available. Please contact the office for more information on [email protected] or 0141 250 7772.

  • Course Dates

    Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

    Course Code PT0223X (ONLINE)
    Online Delivery: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th 20th and 21st of April 2024
    Online Theory Assessment: 11th of May 2024
    Face to Face Practical Assessments: 18th and 19th of May 2024
    Location of Practical Assessments: Perth

    Course Code PT0225X (ONLINE)
    Online Delivery: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of August 2024
    Online Theory Assessment: 7th of September 2024
    Face to Face Practical Assessments: 14th and 15th of September 2024
    Location of Practical Assessments: Aberdeen

    Course Code PT0227X (ONLINE)
    Online Delivery: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of December 2024
    Online Theory Assessment: 11th of January 2025
    Face to Face Practical Assessments: 18th and 19th of January 2025
    Location of Practical Assessments: Inverness

  • Entry Requirements

    Candidates must hold a suitable level 2 qualification in gym instructing.

    The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

    There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum).

    Due to the course being delivered via Zoom, we ask all learners have a good stable internet connection, and use of a PC, Laptop or Tablet with webcam.

  • Certification

    On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing e-certificate. Active IQ are no longer offering hard copy certificates.

  • Progression Routes

    This qualification provides progression onto:

    Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Disabled Clients.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.
    Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning

Blended Learning PT

  • Home Study

    Once the candidate completes the application process, they will get access to resources to help them prepare for the course and their assessments.

    Resources:

    Manual – Candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections of the manual prior to attending the course. The sections of the manual include:

    Applied anatomy, physiology for exercise, health and fitness
    The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
    Lifestyle, health wellbeing and common medical conditions
    Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
    Programme design and delivering for personal training
    Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

  • Delivery

    This course is delivered over 6 days where the following elements are covered. (This may vary):

    Day 1 – Introduction to the course Coursework and consultation assessments discussion Anatomy and Physiology including detail on muscle fibre and neuron anatomy, sliding filament theory, action potentials, planes of motion and the bodily systems. Creating a positive environment (part 1): Introduction to communication

    Day 2– Nutrition for exercise, events, and specific goals. How to analyse a clients food diary Creating a positive environment (part 2): Active listening communication techniques, Client Consultation practical (part 1)

    Day 3- Risk Stratification Physiological Measurements Fitness Testing Behaviours and habits Nutrition Mock Papers

    Day 4- Nutrition Mock Papers: results Cardiovascular and Resistance Methods SMART goal setting, lifestyle barriers and overcoming them Client Consultation practical (part 2)

    Day 5– Programming Periodisation and Alternative Environments Periodisation strategies and how to focus towards client goals Core stability/injuries & Stretching Anatomy and Physiology Mock Paper

    Day 6- Anatomy and Physiology Mock Paper: Results Legal Professional requirements, Marketing for a business, Business planning, Client Consultation practical (part 3)

  • Assessments

    Throughout the course candidates will be set Coursework/Projects, worksheets etc and will be marked by their course tutor.

    Online Theory Assessments – There are two online theory assessments for this qualification, the assessments are multiple-choice, there are 40 questions for each assessment and the allocated time to complete it is 90 mins. The pass mark is 28/40.
    A date is set for each course.

    Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise health and fitness
    The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
    Practical Assessment:

    There are a few modular practical observations for the following areas: Consultation, Personal Training session and Training Techniques, these will be assessed within the course delivery days.

    A practical day will be set so that the candidate can complete their summative assessment. From a planned programme that is devised by the candidate on the course, the candidate will deliver a Personal Training session to an experienced client using a range of Advanced training methods. Afterwards the candidate will evaluate the session.

  • Course Dates

    Diploma in Personal Training

    2023 New delivery structure
    This course will be delivered in a blended learning format; the first two days will be online (Saturday and Sunday) and then four days face-to-face over the next two consecutive weekends.

    Location: Irvine
    Course Code: PT 0223A
    Delivery dates: 4th, 5th (Online), 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th ( Face to Face) of May 2024.
    Online Theory Assessment Date: 8th of June 2024.
    Practical Assessment dates: 15th and 16th of June 2024.

    Location: Cumbernauld
    Course Code: PT 0224
    Delivery dates: 1st, 2nd (Online), 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th ( Face to Face) of June 2024.
    Online Theory Assessment Date: 6th of July 2024.
    Practical Assessment dates: 13th and 14th of July 2024.

    Location: Livingston
    Course Code: PT 0226
    Delivery dates: 5th, 6th (Online), 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th ( Face to Face) of October 2024.
    Online Theory Assessment Date: 9th of November 2024.
    Practical Assessment dates: 16th and 17th of November 2024.

  • Entry Requirements

    Learners must hold a suitable level 2 qualification in gym instructing.

    The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

    There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum).

    Due to an element of the course being delivered via Zoom, we ask all learners have a good stable internet connection, and use of a PC, Laptop or Tablet with webcam.

  • Certification

    On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training e-certificate. Active IQ are no longer offering hard copy certificates.

  • Progression Routes

    This qualification provides progression onto:

    Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults.
    Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Disabled Clients.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.
    Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning.

Payment Plans

Courses Full Payment Payment Plan Extended Payment Plan
Blended Gym & Online Personal Training £1690 £390.00 non-refundable deposit then 7 payments of £185.71 £390 non-refundable deposit then 11 payments of £118.18
Online Gym & Blended Personal Training £1840 £340.00 non-refundable deposit then 7 payments of £207.14 £340 non-refundable deposit then 11 payments of £136.36
Blended Gym and Blended PT £1890 £390.00 non-refundable deposit then 7 payments of £207.14 £390 non-refundable deposit then 11 payments of £136.36
Online Gym and Online Personal Training £1640.00 £340.00 non-refundable deposit then 7 payments of £185.71 £340 non-refundable deposit then 11 payments of £118.18